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Johnston Clem Gifford offers the opportunity for lawyers to handle interesting, meaningful work. We provide discipline-specific career development and transparent expectations about what it means to balance life in the office or at remote working stations, on client visits, and at home with family and friends.

Our lawyers—from associates to counsel to partner—are active participants in client teams. We prepare presentations, meet key executives and legal officers, develop transactional or litigation strategies, research legal developments, depose witnesses, and prepare for trials and arbitrations. On any given day, a senior partner may be researching legal precedent while a young associate speaks with a client by phone.

The Johnston Clem Gifford Lawyer Profile

There is more than one way to be a successful lawyer, and Johnston Clem Gifford strives for a diverse population of professionals with varied practice styles. This is why we do not seek just one prototype. We are interested in candidates with a mix of skills that include a strong academic record and superior personal qualities.

Our lawyers possess not only the table stakes necessary to engage at the highest levels—talent, motivation, integrity, judgment—but also other traits that support our mission. Specifically, we seek lawyers who share our values: a Sense of Urgency and Obsessive Curiosity, a Collaborative Philosophy, an emphasis on Clear Communication, and a desire to leverage Advanced Technology in support of our clients’ goals.

We like judicial clerkships and law review experience, as well as superb law school credentials. Every position at the firm needs strong research and writing skills because we aim to control issues and simplify messages.

Transactional, Insolvency, and Litigation Candidates

We are strategically growing our Dallas and Frisco offices, with an emphasis on transactional, insolvency, and litigation lawyers. We will also consider candidates located in Houston or Austin. Ideal candidates control some portable business, have practiced law for at least six years, and have a demonstrated interest in the firm’s Core Focus areas.

Johnston Clem Gifford has an outstanding culture and lateral integration plan. The firm offers flexible billing rates, making it very attractive for Texas-based real estate, corporate, finance, and insolvency practices.

We welcome your interest in becoming part of the Johnston Clem Gifford team. We ask that only principals apply. We will keep your inquiry confidential.

To apply, or for more information, please write our Chief of Staff, John Kelly.

Johnston Clem Gifford PLLC is an equal opportunity employer. We adhere to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability or any protected military or veteran status.